Verse by Verse: Matthew 26:27
Now you have your Bibles, and we want to read just a word. "Standing before His disciples and lifting the cup," the scripture says, that "He took the cup and He began to give thanks." Now, this particular cup, containing the wine which represented the blood, which was soon to be shed on the cross for the sins of the world, was lifted by Jesus to His own lips. It was the cup of death, and yet with it, the very shadow of the cross was upon Him. And in spite of it, He could still take time to thank God. And crowded into that cup were the sins of the whole world, the wrath and judgment of Almighty God, and the sacrifice of Himself. And instead of shrinking from it and crying out to be delivered, He quietly bowed His head, and He thanked God for all that was going to take place.
Biola Hour; Thanksgiving;
Anderson, Lloyd T., "Verse by Verse: Matthew 26:27" (1958). 1950-1959. mp3 241.